Salary & Benefits



Entry Level: $40,106.56 ($46,700.00 after their first year of service). Top Base Pay (after 15 years of service): $68,580.52
To view the annual salary schedule to be paid AFSCME Council 67, Local 3373 union employees, please click here


Hagerstown Police Department Officers enjoy an excellent benefits package that includes:

  • $1,000 Bilingual Bonus
  • Up to $300 monthly housing allowance for city residents depending on location
  • Up to 25 days annual vacation
  • 12 paid holidays and 3 personal days per year
  • Comprehensive major medical and dental plans
  • Optional vision and disability plans
  • Life insurance equivalent to one year salary for beneficiary
  • 12 paid sick days earned per year
  • 25 year retirement
  • Compressed work schedules and permanent days off based on seniority
  • Numerous opportunities for overtime, including overtime for court appearances


Lateral transfers of Police Officers from other police organizations who are certified by the State of Maryland or from other states that are recognized by the Maryland Training Commission as having a comparable entrance level academy may be given credit for years of service performed as a certified police officer based on actual police experience and environment.